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News |  31 Mar 2016 19:39 |  By RnMTeam

The celebration of Indian Instrumental Music - Saz E Bahar - returns for the seventh edition

MUMBAI: The festival of Indian Instrumental Music - Saz E Bahar - returns to the Godrej Dance Academy Theatre for the third consecutive year with a two-day celebration of some of the unique musical instruments that have become the sound of Indian classical music, globally. The seventh edition of 'Saz E Bahar' - an NCPA initiative - will feature instruments like sarangi (or string-bowed), sitar (or string-plucked), slide guitar (or string-slide) and tabla (or drums-percussions).

Unique instruments and sounds deserve specialised respective instrumentalists and 'Saz E Bahar' throughout the years has ensured the same. For the seventh edition, four immensely talented musicians will take over the musical responsibilities at the Theatre. Well-known sarangi player Liyakat Ali Khan will kick-start the festival with a performance on Day One. Liyakat Ali Khan earned massive recognition as a passionate exponent of Sikar style of sarangi. Khan has been promoting and sharing the immensely rich and robust tone of the instrument through nation-wide performances as a solo performer, as well as an accompanist. The Day One will also involve another ambassador of Indian instruments - slide-guitar instrumentalist Debashish Bhattacharya. The Grammy nominee made his stage debut at the age of 4, and the musician will continue to enthral the fans with the innovated changes to the guitar that gradually created an image to his sound.

Day Two, too, promises two hours of unparalleled experience of music solos and melodious rhythms with performances from two young acclaimed instrumentalists. The first performer for the night - Ramprapanna Bhattacharya - has ensured the training from Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee has been put to good use. Although Bhattacharya has one foot set in the corporate world, the heart and soul continue to sing for music. With several domestic and international performances to his credit, Bhattacharya remains a very relevant face of the Indian instrumental space, and his upcoming performance at 'Saz E Bahar' will once again prove so.The last performer for the night (and the festival) - Ojas Adhiya - chose tabla at a very tender age and the instrumentalist earned the recognition of 'youngest tabla player' in the country, before he even turned 6. Adhiya has accompanied several eminent musicians from the country, and the expertise extends to solo performances too.

Event details :

Day 1 : April 1, 2016 - 6.30 p.m.
Liyakat Ali Khan
Debashish Bhattacharya

Day 2 : April 2, 2016 - 6.30 p.m.
Ramprapanna Bhattacharya
Ojas Adhiya

Venue : Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA

Tickets : Rs. 150/ per day.
              Rs. 135/ per day (for members only).